Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO)


International flights to Benin most commonly land at Cotonou Airport, from where tourists can connect to cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Johannesburg, as well as a variety of cities in West Africa.

There have been a number of scams and reports of corruption at the airport.


The airport is located three miles (5km) west of Cotonou.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport servicing the airport, although taxis are available. Some hotels may arrange shuttle transfers for guests with advance booking.


GMT +1

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Europcar and CarTrawler.

Airport Taxis

Private taxis are available to transport passengers from the airport to the city centre. Fares start around CFA4,000.


The terminal features a business class lounge and cafe.


Parking is available at the airport.

Departure Tax



The airport is the hub for Benin Golf Air and Westair Benin, and other airlines using the facility include Air Burkina, Air Cote d'Ivoire, Air France, Air Mali, ASKY Airlines, Arik Air, Camair-Co, Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Cronos Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Senegal Airlines and Interair South Africa.

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.